Outlook 2007 and those bloody HTML emails
by Pascal Opitz on January 18 2007, 08:07
Microsoft comes up with a great way of rendering emails in Outlook 2007 which might cause Matthias to refuse doing any HTML formatted emails in the future.
David Greiner posted this interesting article on campaignmonitor.com
stating that Microsoft just threw back the development of HTML emails for about 5 years, and even though Molly Holzschlag seems to be more pragmatic about the whole thing than David, saying that we should dry our tears and start dealing with the problem, the problem itself remains:
It will not be possible to use accessible, standard-compliant and best-practice HTML to format emails anymore.
Outlook 2007 will mess everything up and cripple anything that uses floats and other sophisticated CSS commands.
While many people get really worked up over this I start secretly smiling and telling myself my honest opinion over and over again:
“There shouldn’t be ANY HTML in emails. They’re supposed to be plain text and maybe some attachments!”